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Spotify will now create playlists for your pet

Music's effect on animals is species-specific, and seems to require sounds similar to those an animal has encountered in their environment.

Mystery effect speeds up the universe – not dark energy, says...

Could the Casimir Effect be responsible for the universe's accelerating expansion?

Getting the public ready for the first Mars samples

Are we facing an "Andromeda Straini" scenario?

5 neuroscience reality checks, from a top neuroscientist

Humans are unique. So is every species

Europe’s new space mission to uncover ‘Truths’ on climate change

Climate research in spaaaaaace!

Study tracks the universality of music’s impact

Wish music really did soothe the savage beast: we could erect giant speakers in Washington DC and solve all of our issues with the proper playlist

Astronomers discover what makes the biggest explosions in space

There must be "Hulks" all over the universe

Listen: Scientists recreate voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

we think that hearing a voice from so long ago will be an unforgettable experience

Scientist figures out how to move our sun to avoid space...

Scientist duplicates Puppeteer feat

Garjainia put the ‘hyper’ in ‘hypercarnivore’

from an era before the dinosaurs

5 important features of your brain, according to a top neuroscientist

In his new book, The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Our Conscious Brains, neuroscientist Joseph Ledoux assigns himself the simple tasks of explaining how consciousness developed

Scientists race to use zero gravity to kill the worst cancers

Zero G seems to have interesting effects on cancer cells

There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says

There is no dark matter, there is only information.

A healthy sex life can help minimize depression and anxiety symptoms

Of course having sex reduces anxiety and depression: you're no longer anxious and depressed about not having sex.

First Mars samples are headed to Earth. What are the risks?

Andromeda Strain, anyone?

Early exposure to dogs might curb schizophrenia risk, Maryland researchers say

it could very well be the case that exposure to dogs had some benefit for the children's developing immune systems.

Genius Series: Why Schrödinger’s cat is the ultimate reality check

If you're a fan of cats who exist as a probability cloud, this stuff is for you

Is artificial-womb technology a tool for women’s liberation?

While some women experience pregnancy and childbirth as joyful, natural and fulfilling, others find themselves recoiling in horror at the physical demands

This flu season is especially bad. Researchers might have developed a...

A nanoparticle influenza vaccine developed at Georgia State University proved effective in mice

World’s oldest forest found in New York state​

Research of site specimens suggests that the forebearers to modern plants evolved much earlier than expected.

Nuclear-powered Mars rover to search for old life, prepare for human...

Provided it gets through the launch, the orbital manuevers, maintains communications, doesn't suffer from glitches and makes a successful landing, we're in for some really cool discoveries

How do flames behave in zero-gravity? Strangely, NASA study shows

Astronauts are very excited to be playing with fire in space

Legalized marijuana linked to lower opioid abuse; death rates

Medical Professionals and our representatives should honor science instead of lobbying and marketing efforts by pharmaceutical companies

5 neuroscience reality checks, from a top neuroscientist

Consciousness, a phenomenon responsible for your ability to read and understand these words, often feels like a given

Garjainia put the ‘hyper’ in ‘hypercarnviore’

There are lots of animals from this period of time that were bizarre and interesting but we don't know much about them at all.

Mars 2020 will hunt for ‘microfossils’, signs of ancient alien life

The discovery of past life on Mars would be revolutionary

6 video games that can help older players focus and relax

Some games have been found to improve the health of senior players diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Are over-the-counter psychedelics in our future?

Speaking of plants...or, in this case, fungi

Despite almost no research, the pet CBD industry will grow to...

Just because it makes YOU feel good, doesn't mean it's good for the dog

These video games can help mature gamers unwind — and increase...

Games can teach? Say it ain't so!